News: Don Diva Magazine's Miami Prez Fatally Shot, Family Claims Conspiracy
Monday, Aug 17, 2009 4:40PM
Don Diva Magazine Miami President Sam "P-Man Sam" Ferguson, known for his controversial interivew with Rick Ross last summer, was reportedly shot and killed during an altercation while driving in Florida last week.
The incident took place Friday (August 14) afternoon on the Florida Turnpike.
Ferguson was the point man of a project to flood the South Florida media market with a New York-based urban lifestyle magazinre. Ferguson, 47, died Friday afternoon after someone opened fire on his car while driving north near Griffin Road. He crashed his bullet-riddled sedan into the highway median and died at the scene. Police did not release any additional information about the killing Saturday, and continued to search for a black car with clear tail-light lenses. Investigators are waiting for the results of an autopsy before they say whether Ferguson was killed by the gunfire or ensuing crash. (Miami Herald)
His sister has shared her reaction and said he was targeted.
"You don't just hear about a shooting happening on the Turnpike in the middle of the afternoon," Daryl Omoruyi, Ferguson's sister said. The Impala that Ferguson was driving was registered to Algeetha Howard, 36, who in January listed the vehicle under a Pembroke Pines address that also was shared by Ferguson in the past year, state records show. On Saturday, it appeared no one was living at that address, an apartment in the Windmill Lakes neighborhood. Police say it is too early to tell whether road rage played a part in the shooting. (Palm Beach Post)
Ferguson played a big role in Don Diva Magazine's promotion last summer.
He received some heat last year from rapper Rick Ross after interviewing him once it was discovered he was a correctional officer prior to becoming a rapper. Ross brought Ferguson with him into his neighborhood for an interview as they were associated before him joining the magazine. Ross became infuriated with Ferguson after seeing an interview with Hip-Hop Weekly as well as a Q & A that was issued in the magazine that was entitled, “Would The Real Rick Ross Stand Up.” Ross was cited as saying that he was offended by what was written and issued a challenge for him to meet him in the streets as it would become deeper than rap. (Hip Hop Wired)
The 47 year-old carried over two decades of history within the music industry.
In the early 1980s, he was involved in the emerging bass scene that became Miami’s signature sound. Most of his friends from that era were killed over the years. In latter years, he became business partners with Alexander Bernard Harris, CEO of the hip hop label Xela Entertainment, who was gunned down himself in Alonzo Mourning’s barbershop, Cutz, in 2003. (NBC Miami News)
Check out Sam Ferguson's cameo in DJ Khaled's "Born N Raised" music video below: